Concentration Advisors:  Prof. Andrea Simmons, Prof. Ruth Colwill, Prof. Roman Feiman,

Prof. Joachim Krueger,  Prof. Kathy Spoehr, Prof. Jack Wright


Pre-Clinical Advisor: Prof. Brian Hayden

Psychology encompasses a range of phenomena and levels of analysis in pursuit of three goals: to deepen our understanding of cognitive and neural mechanisms of sensation, perception, learning and emotion; to probe the biological and evolutionary foundations of animal behavior; and to clarify the social perception and assessment of individuals and groups. In contrast to the other concentrations in this department, the Psychology concentration places the greatest emphasis on understanding human and animal behavior at different levels of analysis – biological, neural, evolutionary, cognitive, developmental, and social.  Students choosing this concentration are often interested in clinical and mental health issues, and will be well prepared for careers in medicine, law, education, business administration, as well as both clinical and experimental psychology.

AP and Transfer Credits: Please refer to our departmental policy on applying AP and transfer credits. Non-concentrators who wish to receive transfer credit for CLPS courses should submit their transfer forms to the head concentration advisor. CLPS concentrators should see their assigned concentration advisor for transfer credit.


Visit the Brown bulletin page for an up-to-date list of concentration requirements.


Please refer to the CLPS Honors Program page for detailed information about the Psychology Honors program.